Paul Smith’s College bolsters its lineup

Riley Tuft shows off her PSC sweatshirt
Riley Tuft shows off her PSC sweatshirt

The Paul Smith's College Women's Hockey Team has recently received commitments from players all over North America. Aleyxa Reekie (West Newfield, ME), Riley Tuft (Saint Paul, MN), Charlotte Kline (Worthington, OH), and Samantha Marson (Cambridge, ON) have all decided to attend Paul Smith's College and play hockey for the inaugural season and beyond with the Bobcats.

The geographical range means that the team will gain a competitive advantage for the upcoming season as a wide array of skills and talents form a cohesive unit for the Bobcats' first year on the ice. "I couldn't be more excited to have these ladies represent Paul Smith's College. Each one of them brings something special to the table, and they will all do well both on and off the ice," says Casey Gerrish, Head Coach of the Paul Smith's College Hockey Team.

The season will run September through March, with games to be played both at home and on the road. The Lake Placid Olympic Center and the Saranac Lake Civic Center will play host to the Bobcats, as visiting teams will be forced to play in a truly intimidating setting. "Our biggest assets are our local rinks and our fans. We had anywhere from 200-300 people attending every game last year, and that gets in the heads of our opponents," remarks Gerrish.

The Paul Smith's College Hockey Team looks to take on the Adirondack West Division of the IWCHL next year against teams like Norwich University, Dartmouth College, and Union College. Anyone who has questions about the hockey program can email Casey Gerrish at cgerrish@paulsmiths.edu.

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